Comments - Terrific triptych depicting the Sumida River crowded with pleasure boats as residents of Edo enjoy a summertime fireworks display. At bottom center, a beauty in a pleasure boat reaches over the side of a vessel to rinse a sake cup while her companions in the cabin play a hand game called ken. At upper right, boatmen clamber atop the roof of another boat, poling the craft along. A beauty below plays the shamisen while a man at right with a knife prepares a meal. The arched Ryogoku Bridge is packed with viewers, trails of sparks swirling across the dark sky dotted with stars. A fantastic depiction of this favorite summer activity with lively detail, capturing the energy and excitement of the scene. A great Edo era subject.
Artist - Eisen (1790 - 1848)
Image Size - 14 7/8" x 30 1/2" + margins as shown
Condition - This print with good detail as shown. Three separate panels. Horizontal and vertical folds. Losses and holes, repaired. Light wrinkling. Please see photos for details.
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